Border & Immigration

From Texas Standard:

We’re only a few weeks into the Trump administration and the president has come out swinging when it comes to both illegal and legal immigration. He’s signed executive orders – one that paves the way for a wall along the United States-Mexico border and another that placed a travel ban on immigrants from certain countries.

In line with Trump’s restrictive policies on immigration into the country, two U.S. senators filed a bill Tuesday that seeks to reduce immigration further.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

 

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Texas Governor Greg Abbott makes good on his promise to cut government funding to sanctuary cities.

 

·         President Trump’s immigration freeze motivates protesters to rally nationwide and in Texas.

 

·         The nation’s first Latino Poet Laureate shares his thoughts on the president’s proposed border wall.

 

·         Repeal of Obamacare could affect programs that care for people who don’t have health insurance. .

 

·         A North Texas volunteer program that helps families save money during tax season.

From Texas Standard:

The 10th Amendment, the Tea Party and sanctuary cities are three things that one wouldn’t imagine having much in common. But they do – perhaps now more than ever.

A few years ago conservatives pointed to the 10th Amendment, which safeguards states’ rights, as a bulwark against orders from the Obama administration.

Associated Press

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         President Trump takes action to build his promised border wall.   While there is some congressional opposition, those who patrol the border support it.  We hear from both sides.

 

·         Governor Abbott’s threat to remove a Texas Sheriff who won’t detain immigrants without a warrant rallies her supporters.

 

·         Although repealing the Affordable Care Act is on the president’s agenda, there’s still time to sign up through January 31st.

 

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The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the case involving the Texas Voter I.D. Law.

  

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Both Texas Governor Greg Abbott and President Donald Trump called for an end to sanctuary cities on Wednesday. 

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